Waiting in Wonder {Review & Giveaway}

by CarrieB

5 Minutes for Books staff reviewer Carrie offers up her thoughts of a devotional for mothers-to-be. She received an advanced copy for the purposes of this review.

Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows the amazing wonder of discovering that there is a little life growing inside of you. Anyone who is trying to become pregnant is aching to feel that wonder for they know that it exists and there is hope for it. Being the carrier and bearer of new life is an amazing privilege and one that should not be taken for granted. A beautiful being is being developed inside of a woman! Incredible!

Despite the incredibleness of pregnancy, an entire range of emotions can be experienced by a pregnant woman and this new devotional – Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting – is designed to walk the expectant mother through those emotions and prepare her for life as a mother.

Author Catherine Claire Larson believes that God created life and women to bear it in a beautiful and miraculous way and she longs for the expectant mother to believe this also. She writes in her Introduction:

“God has chosen you for a sacred calling: to nurture a particular soul, exquisitely unique and immeasurably important. Our Father in Heaven has handpicked you to mother this exact child, the one who began as a single cell, the one whose very odds of existence boggle the mind, and the one who will be so strangely like you and yet to strangely different.”

Waiting in Wonder is a devotional book which includes short thoughts, verses for the new mother to begin memorizing, points to ponder and praise the Lord for, and plenty of room to journal one’s own thoughts as they embark on this journey.

If you, or someone you know, is the type to think deeply over the seasons and changes in life and who are preparing for the monumental change of motherhood, this is definitely a book worth looking into.

I am delighted to say that the publisher, Thomas Nelson, has offered up two copies of this book so that two of you can win. Follow the instructions in the rafflecopter below, starting off by leaving a comment answering the question “What was your favorite or least favorite thing about being pregnant?”

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Carrie blogs about books regularly over at 5 Minutes for Books and ReadingtoKnow.com.



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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenny April 29, 2013 at 12:11 am

I loved feeling my little one move!

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2 Anne April 29, 2013 at 9:29 am

Knowing this miracle and the changes.

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3 Chandelle April 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm

My favorite thing has been feeling my little man move! And my least favorite thing has pretty much been everything else! ha ha :) Morning sickness 24/7 is definitely the worst though!

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4 Patricia Wojnar Crowley April 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Morning sickness is the worst.

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5 Jennifer L. April 30, 2013 at 10:03 am

My favourite thing was feeling my connection to my baby. My least favourite was definitely the morning sickness.

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6 Kari April 30, 2013 at 10:58 am

My favorite thing is feeling my little guy move! And also not feeling guilty for eating dessert :-)

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7 Emmy D April 30, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I love all the movement I’ve been feeling…it’s amazing!

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8 Jessica T April 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Eating. . . .for two!

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9 Sara April 30, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Feeling my son move, and watching my husband’s reaction to telling him I was pregnant and when he saw his first ultrasound :)

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10 Lisa A. May 1, 2013 at 2:08 am

Fave = everything and especially the movements/kicking/thebellywave.
Least fave= (at the time) prescribed 3 mos of bedrest. But, bedrest kept little man in for 33 weeks…so not so bad after all. :)
Sounds like an awesome read. Tks for the chance to win it – but looks like it will be on my purchase list if not.

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11 Jessica B. May 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I love when my baby kicks!

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12 D SCHMIDT May 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm

My favorite part was wondering what my children would look like :)

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13 Krystal May 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Morning sickness was the worst, feeling the baby move was the best!

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14 Annamarie Magee May 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I wasn’t lactose intolerant when I was preggo, also I had great hair, skin and nails! I was lucky to not have morning sickness but shrimp did make me sick and of course I couldn’t drink :P

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15 michelle koerner May 4, 2013 at 2:57 am

my favorite part was feeling all the movements, kicks, hiccups. My least favorite was the morning sickness… for me it was all day 2 trimester long sickness with all 3 of my girls. with my second daughter they were convinced i wasnt pregnant, but that i was severely food poisioned! I use to have to keep a bucket in my car! Yuck!

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16 lisa May 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

feeling the baby

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17 Linda Kish May 5, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I liked feeling him kick when I sat too close to my desk at work. He would push me away from the desk.

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18 Barbara Platt May 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

least favorite thing was morning sickness

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19 Health and Fitness May 9, 2013 at 2:49 am

Nice post for those who are in this area.

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20 Kerrie Mayans May 9, 2013 at 10:23 am

My least favorite thing was the morning sickness. In my case it should have been called all day sickness.

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21 Leanne N May 9, 2013 at 1:31 pm

My favourite thing was the body taking changes and shaping itself. Least favourite was the ‘morning sickness’.

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22 Liza May 10, 2013 at 8:10 am

roller coaster of emotions

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23 Nancy May 10, 2013 at 8:20 am

My least favorite part was morning sickness!

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